Car Accidents

Car Accident Attorneys Serving Champaign, IL

Were You Injured by Another Driver’s Negligence? Our Car Accident Attorneys Are Here for You.

Auto manufacturers, traffic planners, and lawmakers are continually trying to make our roads safer. However, even their best efforts depend on drivers making the effort to pay attention and follow the rules. Though some accidents are truly unavoidable, many are caused by negligent drivers. The victims of these collisions are likely eligible to file a claim for compensation if they have been injured.

After a bad accident, you may face a recovery process that entails time off work and specialized treatment. That’s not to mention the property damage to your car or the mental impact of being involved in a crash. If an insurer refuses to make a fair offer to you after an accident caused by their client, our team can help you negotiate—or sue—for a fair settlement.

The last thing you need during your recovery is worries about how to pay for everything when the at-fault party’s insurer won’t pay. The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm has been serving Champaign for 25 years, and in that time, we’ve helped many accident victims obtain fair settlements so they can get back on their feet after a car accident. If you’re looking for assistance, we are here and ready to help.

Call our Champaign, IL car accident attorneys at (217) 394-5885 if you’ve been injured. We want to hear your story and help you receive fair compensation.

How Negligent Drivers Cause Accidents

Do you remember the fright you felt as a new driver? Your eyes were glued to the road (sometimes too much) and you were in a state of high alert. This feeling tends to fade as drivers become more confident on the road. However, some drivers swing too far in the other direction. Car accidents can be deadly in a worst-case scenario. As drivers, we must all acknowledge the harm vehicles can cause and do all we can to prevent injury or property damage.

Those who bend the rules, either accidentally or on purpose, are betraying that responsibility. Car accidents may be caused by:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to follow traffic signals
  • Drowsy drivers
  • Carelessness
  • Distracted drivers
  • Texting while driving
  • Unawareness of nearby drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Drunk or drugged driving

When the driver who hit you was engaging in a negligent behavior such as those above, you are likely eligible to recover compensation. However, you have the best chance of recovering a settlement if you have strong proof.

Our team at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is full of strong investigators who can examine your case and use the evidence we find to support your injury claim. We’ll also take over the difficult task of negotiating with an insurance adjuster for a fair settlement. The more serious your injuries, the more energy you need to recover. Let us take the work of pursuing fair compensation off your shoulders.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Though 25 miles per hour seems slow when you’re behind the wheel, a crash at that speed is enough to cause severe damage to anyone involved. If the car that hits you is either traveling faster or moving in a different direction than you, the higher forces involved can increase the severity of injuries. Car accidents often cause:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck and back injury
  • Dental injury
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding/injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Broken bones, including multiple and open fractures
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

These injuries may also be worse than they appear at the scene. Accidents tend to increase the amount of adrenaline produced by your body; this stress hormone can make you feel stronger and more alert while dulling pain. When accident victims experience “minor” symptoms a few days after a crash, they may assume it’s nothing to worry about because they felt fine at the time. However, headaches, shoulder pain or stiffness, and vivid nightmares can be indicative of medical issues that need immediate attention.

We Can Help You Recover Compensation After an Accident

Trying to figure out your next steps after an accident can be difficult. Should you take the offered settlement so you can pay down your medical bills and cover expenses accrued during missed work? Should you try to negotiate for more and hope it works? What does “comparative negligence” mean, and how does it affect you?

Our car accident attorneys are here in this time to help you understand your full scope of legal options, and the outcomes they may have. If you’ve been seriously injured, obtaining a fair settlement might be the only way for you to cover related medical expenses. It’s not a decision to be rushed or made without all the information.

Our team has over 100 years of combined experience, and we’ve been fighting for accident victims in Champaign, IL for nearly 35 years. Over that time, we’ve created solid advocacy strategies that we apply to each case. If you decide to make an injury claim we can help you craft a custom plan that’s tailored toward meeting your needs and goals. Recovering from a serious car accident injury can be difficult, especially if you’re trying to navigate the insurance process on your own. We are here to help reduce your stress as we’ve done for thousands of others who were once in your place.

If you want to learn more about filing an injury claim with The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, call (217) 394-5885 today. We want to help you get justice.


  • Unwavering Dedication
    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.
  • A Record of Proven Results
    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.
  • Respected in Our Community
    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.
  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients
    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.
  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Get The Help You Need

If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

Hear From Our Clients

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

    - Betty “Jane” B.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.


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